GROW@KS3

Growth in Reading, Oracy and Writing

Date Venue Places Price
Tue 12 Oct 2021 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tue 19 Oct 2021 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tue 02 Nov 2021 8.30am - 4.00pm
Barlow Hall Primary School

Barlow Hall Primary School

Address
Darley Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, Greater Manchester M21 7JG

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12 places available £570.00 In progress
Tue 25 Jan 2022 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tue 01 Feb 2022 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tue 08 Feb 2022 8.30am - 4.00pm
Barlow Hall Primary School

Barlow Hall Primary School

Address
Darley Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, Greater Manchester M21 7JG

View Google map
12 places available £570.00
Tue 05 Jul 2022 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tue 12 Jul 2022 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tue 19 Jul 2022 8.30am - 4.00pm
Barlow Hall Primary School

Barlow Hall Primary School

Address
Darley Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, Greater Manchester M21 7JG

View Google map
12 places available £570.00
 

Overview

 

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/reading-recovery-europe/grow-ks3

GROW is a school-based literacy programme for students whose literacy skills are below age-related expectations in the initial years of their secondary education. Participants indicate that GROW professional learning also develops knowledge about literacy which is transferable to whole class teaching. GROW can also be used as an approach to support transition between primary and secondary schools by addressing needs of students in the final year of primary school.

 

What you will learn

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/drupal/site_international-literacy/sites/international-literacy/files/GROW_KS3_flyer.pdf

GROW involves a short series of lessons, for individual students or groups of up to three. Lessons usually last between 45- 60 minutes and are timetabled for a minimum of three times a week, for a 10 week period or over one school term. The GROW lesson cycle aims to produce independent and highly motivated learners, whose literacy improves every time they read and write. GROW is tailored to individual needs based on formative assessment. Goal setting and feedback loops build metacognition and self-regulation (EEF Toolkit) which impact learning beyond the intervention.

Lessons are led by teachers, HLTAs, SENCOs or teacher librarians who have attended GROW professional development. The course promotes understanding of theories of literacy development for older students; formative assessment techniques; the development of strategic activity across reading, oracy and writing and developing metacognition and self-regulation through responsive teaching. Participants will be well-equipped to lead a successful literacy intervention approach in KS3, minimising the need for later revision support.

GROW@KS3 Literacy is designed to complement a school's curriculum and current literacy practices. There should be no substantial outlay for new teaching materials, but it is assumed that suitable texts, both fiction and non-fiction and a variety of genres, published or downloaded from the internet, are available. The practitioner file is included in course costs and attendees are invited to consider the purchase of student booklets. Standardised texts already used in school usually provide adequate pre and post programme assessment.

 

Who is it for?

Delegates: Reading/Literacy Lead, High School teachers, teaching assistants and librarians.

Supports struggling readers and writers.

 

About your course leader

Fiona Botterill

Fiona Botterill is a Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery and is also a Professional Development Lead from Primary to KS3. Her specialism is in designing bespoke school improvement packages for all aspects of literacy. Fiona is an accredited trainer in a range of interventions including training new Reading Recovery teachers and provide continuing professional development programmes for existing Reading Recovery teachers so that they can maintain their licence for Reading Recovery.

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